Monday, February 26, 2018

Dr. Andy Jones honored by Cleveland Municipal Airport (KRNV)

Recently, Dr. Andy Jones was honored by the Cleveland Airport Commission for serving for 35 years on the Cleveland Municipal Board.

Dr. Jones was a professor at Delta State University from 1969 until 1990.

For the first five years he taught speech, and his last 15 years he taught School Administration Supervision.

He was appointed to the airport commission in 1982.

He said the airport commission was formed around the time that Mr. Pete Jones moved Air Repair, Inc. to the Cleveland Municipal Airport. He also said that he had seen a lot of change and growth in the airport over the years here.

"He is by far the longest serving member of the airport commission," said Clint Johnson, airport manager.

Jones said, "I've been there through all of the changes, the runway has been lengthened twice since I've been there. We bought additional land several times and most of the hangars have been built. The terminal building has been built. We keep growing and I don’t know that we will ever have enough of a demand to justify going that much further with the length of the runway so we could have larger jets. I don’t think we have a demand for that any time soon but we have been successful.

Jones said he hopes to see more business at the airport.

"I would hope that we would have additional fixed space operators there in addition to Pete and the one that Scott Brown had. There's plenty of business for additional businesses of that sort.

"I've enjoyed my time very much. David Work was instrumental in my coming on the board. I didn’t anticipate staying 35 years at the time and it worked out real well," he said.

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